Two-Eyed Seeing of Indigenous Homelessness in Halton: A Community Needs Assessment

Two-Eyed Seeing of Indigenous Homelessness in Halton: A Community Needs Assessment

This is the second report arising from the Indigenous Homelessness Needs Assessment and Knowledge Sharing Project (the project) led by Halton Community Legal Services (HCLS). We conducted interviews with 12 people who selfidentified as Indigenous and were experiencing, or had experienced, homelessness in Halton Region. This report documents these interviews to help address the knowledge gap around the needs of the low-income Indigenous population in Halton as they relate to homelessness and the risk of homelessness. HCLS is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. The project is being undertaken in the spirit of reconciliation, recognizing that HCLS plays an integral role in the provision of legal services and access to justice for Indigenous people in Halton Region. The Indigenous Homelessness Needs Assessment and Knowledge Sharing Project is part of HCLS’s effort to enhance its services to meet the unique needs of the Indigenous community in Halton. The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Legal Aid Ontario and the Advocacy Centre for Tenants-Ontario.

PUBLICATION DATE: 2018